Monday, June 6, 2011
Sir John Kicks Off European Tour
POP superstar Sir Elton John rocked Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre last night with a memorable show which left fans in raptures.
The legendary singer-songwriter wowed the sell-out 8,500 crowd with a dazzling performance that brought standing ovations from his adoring fans.
The 64-year-old defied the leaden skies to brighten up the venue with a string of massive hits during the two-and-a-half show. And he declared Scarborough a “wonderful” place to perform.
He said: “This is my first show of the summer in England and I couldn’t have asked for a better one.
“Thank you so much Scarborough, it was wonderful to be here.
“I have played all over the world but never at Scarborough and it has been a blast.”
Dressed in a sparkling black suit and purple shirt, Sir Elton flew into Scarborough direct from Venice after attending a major art exhibition with partner David Furnish and their son, Zachary.
After starting his set with a nostalgic return to his earliest work, he soon had fans jumping from their seats by belting out huge hits such as Candle in The Wind, Your Song, Sacrifice and Crocodile Rock, which had his followers dancing in the aisles.
And after performing his full setlist without a break, he impressed fans further by performing an encore of Circle of Life and I’m Still Standing, with fans taking over vocals, before signing autographs at the front of the stage.
After the show one fan, Audrey Wilson, of Newby, said: “It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, to get someone like him in Scarborough is amazing.
“The show was just fantastic,” she added.